Gabriella Conti, UCL, Edward Pinchbeck, University of Birmingham, Sefi Roth, LSE and Elisabetta De Cao, LSE
(project no. 2002481)
The overall aim of this project is to generate policy-relevent estimates of the effect of exposure to air pollution on health and economic outcomes in the UK. We will attach newly digitised historical data on air pollution (1914-2019) to the ONS Longitudinal Study members’ birth and residence locations. The work will focus on the effect of early life exposure to pollution on a variety of short and long-term economic and health outcomes. The research will generate new descriptive findings, and will exploit exogenous policy-induced variation from the Clean Air Acts to generate causal estimates, supplementing and expanding upon related recent studies for the UK and US (Isen at al, 2017; Fukushima, 2021).